Become a Sustainer of PRLF
Help PRLF reach its goals of bringing forward new sustainers:
• 15 new sustainers and $300 a month by October 15, 2011
• 25 new sustainers and $500 a month by the end of the year
Donate now so the Prisoners Revolutionary Literature Fund (PRLF) can fulfill the great demand for subscriptions to Revolution newspaper.
“I have never found a more powerful message than the one found in your paper [Revolution]” – a new subscriber in California
"More African-American men are in prison or jail, on probation or parole than were enslaved in 1850, before the Civil War began." - Michelle Alexander, author of “The New Jim Crow, Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness”
Send 2,000 Copies of BAsics to Prisoners in U.S. Hellholes
YOUR CONTRIBUTION OF $10 CAN MAKE A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE!
$10 is the cost to send a copy of BAsics to a prisoner. Your donation of $10, $100 or $1000 will be deeply appreciated.
BAsics, from the talks and writings of Bob Avakian, is a book of quotations and short essays that speaks powerfully to questions of revolution and human emancipation and concentrates more than 30 years of Avakian’s work.
Last fall when the publication of BAsics was announced, a prisoner wrote to PRLF about a passage from Avakian’s memoir that he wanted to see in the new book:
“When I first read that a few years ago, it made my heart race. What I’m in prison for isn’t important or uplifting, and it definitely didn’t contribute to anything positive. It’s quite shameful to be honest. I only wish if I had to be here it was for a sacrifice I made for the people.” – Prisoner from California
The passage by Avakian that made his “heart race” IS included in BAsics, chapter 6, #18 and reads in part:
“When I look at all this, I think again of my friend who decided to dedicate his life to ending cancer—and of the even greater need to put an end to the system of capitalism-imperialism and all the suffering and oppression this system embodies and enforces throughout the world. You see that there isn’t anything more important that your life could be about, and whatever you end up contributing during the course of your lifetime is the most important and the most uplifting thing that you could possibly do. And yes, there are moments of great disappointment, but also moments of great joy as part of this….”
Magnify this example many times over. Consider how this could not only impact many thousands of prisoners, but how it could then radiate back outside the prison walls to youth trapped on the bottom of society and funneled off to prison in unprecedented numbers.
How To Donate
Make a non‑tax deductible donation online through PayPal:
Or mail a check or money order, payable to PRLF, to:
Prisoners Revolutionary Literature Fund
1321 N. Milwaukee Ave. #407, Chicago, IL 60622
To volunteer or to contact PRLF: 773‑960‑6952
Donate Books for Prisoners Using "Alibris" Wishlist:
You can buy used and new books to help fill requests from prisoners. The PRLF alibris.com "Wishlist" has the most frequently requested books. You need not limit your self to the exact copy of the book indicated; the sole restriction is that prison rules require paperbacks only. Get as many as you want and have them shipped to the PRLF address: 1321 N. Milwaukee #407, Chicago, IL 60622 and we will pass them along. Please e-mail us at contact@PRLF.org or send us a note so we know what to expect. Click here for PRLF Alibris account.